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Chocolate coconut mint patties

Apparently I'm on a kick for making treats lately! I made these chocolates with just a few ingredients: dark chocolate, unsweetened coconut, coconut cream, maple syrup, peppermint extract, and a little spirulina for that green colour. When I see things like this, I always think they must be way too difficult to make myself, so I was pleasantly surprised by how easy these were and how well they turned out!

First, I threw the shredded coconut in the blender to make it a finer texture. Then I mixed it with a little coconut cream and maple syrup before adding in the peppermint extract and spirulina. I scooped it out by tablespoonfuls and formed into patties. I put them on a tray in the freezer for about 15 minutes, and then coated in melted chocolate and put them back in the freezer.

Here is the recipe I followed: No-Bake Mint Chip Patties (vegan, paleo, sugar-free option!)...

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No-Bake Mint Chip Patties (vegan, paleo, sugar-free option!) | Feasting on Fruit

No-Bake Mint Chip Cookies! Ice cream inspired with a cacao nib flecked mint cookie center and dark chocolate coating. Vegan, paleo, sugar-free option!
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Strawberry Milk 🍓

I was craving a sweet treat, so decided to make something special for myself. I took 2 cups of sliced strawberries from the freezer and defrosted them. I sprinkled them with a little sugar and left in the fridge overnight to bring out the juices. Then I puréed the strawberries and strained the purée to remove seeds (I used the seeds and pulp as an accompaniment for yogurt later). I mixed the purée with 3 cups of oat and coconut milk and a sprinkle of salt. For an added luxury, I melted some white chocolate and stirred it in!

P.S. I tried to post this in Nourishment Bistro, but kept getting an error message that the group didn't exist.

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Hello my followers! How are you? I decided to share some culinary accomplishments of the past month. I try to experiment with cooking at least once per week. It helps my #MentalHealth and lets me take my mind to a positive place. Pictures of Scallops and noodles; baked beans and sausage, enchiladas with cheese and avocado salsa and a tuna bowl with albacore tuna, tomato, cucumber and cheese #nourishmentbistro #CheckInWithMe #CheerMeOn

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Sorry if they look like poop but I made these Chocolate Meringue cookies over the holidays and they were a hit. #nourishmentbistro #Anxiety #Depression #Autism #ADHD

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Pattypan Squash Gratin

My sister gave me a couple giant pattypan squash along with a large, beautiful golden yellow tomato. I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I looked on Pinterest (my go-to!) for some recipe ideas. I ended up loosely combining a few of them to make this dish.
I started by making a sauce out of the tomato, a bit of tomato paste, italian herbs, and a pinch of smoked paprika. The tomato was naturally sweet and the sauce was so yummy that I just wanted to slurp it all up with a spoon before getting to the squash! The sauce would be improved further with the addition of onion and garlic, but I can't have it so I left it out.
Next, I sliced my squash into 2 cm thick slices.
I spread half of the sauce in the bottom of a pan, arranged the slices of squash vertically on top, and then poured the remainder of sauce over top, making sure to get it between the squash layers. I finished it off my sprinkling a bread crumb, lactose-free parmesan, oregano, and paprika mix over the top of the dish.
Then I popped it on the oven at 350°F for about 45 minutes.
I definitely burned my fingers picking pieces out to eat before it had cooled enough!


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Describe your meal!

Let's have some fun and describe a meal you have eaten using fancy food words 😊

The image has a picture of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white bread. The text on the image says: "*Watches the food network once* 'I made a puréed nut spread w/ a grape relish reduction paired w/ a brioche bun'".

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Quick meal ideas

The image says: "If you wait long enough to cook dinner, everyone will eat cereal. Follow me for more recipes."

Do you have any go-to quick recipes for those nights when you just can't cope?

Here are a few things I have relied on:
1. Vegetarian Chili: Dump a can of beans, a can of tomatoes, a small can of corn, some chili or taco seasoning, and salt and pepper into a pot and heat through. Serve as is or with toppings like sour cream, cheese, green onions, and tortilla chips.
2. Scrambled eggs and toast: this is a go to for me if I am specifically needing some fast protein. If I feel up to it, I add some spinach or herbs to the eggs. I might have an orange as "dessert" to balance out the food groups.
3. Instant noodles with add ins: I will prepare the noodles according to the instructions and then add whatever I have in the fridge - spinach, cilantro/coriander, tomato, cucumber, zucchini, etc. Then I fry an egg to serve on top. If I feel extra fancy, I'll also sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on it.
4. Yogurt with chia, ground flax, hemp, fruit, and granola: this is fairly self- explanatory, but I usually let it sit for ten minutes so the chia and flax can absorb the liquid. You can use canned fruit, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, or even jam. I only buy plain yogurt, so the fruit is an important addition for me, but if you have flavoured yogurt, you could skip that step.

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Coffee (with an affirmation)

Found this mug on Etsy a few months ago. It’s the only mug I ever use for tea, hot chocolate, or coffee. This morning it’s coffee with liquid Splenda and almond milk creamer. It’s my go-to drink and it doesn’t matter if I’m angry or in a neutral mood. Wondering if anyone feels the same way. #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Aspergers #nourishmentbistro

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English Muffin Pizza

It’s been one of those days for me so I felt like making something from my childhood. #nourishmentbistro #Anxiety #Depression #Grief